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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Human Services (B.S.)


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Program: B.S. degree
Department of Human Services
College of Health and Human Services

Neff Hall 130 ~ 260-481-6424 ~ ipfw.edu/hs


 Students who complete the bachelor’s degree curriculum will:

  • Be able to discuss practicing theories and design treatment plans utilizing the appropriate theory.
  • Be able to demonstrate, analyze and evaluate Human Services helping skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of organizational structure of their internship.
  • Be able to engage in service learning projects in the community.
  • Be able to discuss implications of diversity for their clinical practice.
  • Be able to demonstrate research methods.
  • Think clinically and critically, demonstrating this in professionally-written reports.
  • Analyze and judge their own values and ethics predicting how these values will affect their professional experiences.

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a degree that requires a total of 120 semester credit hours. The program is designed to prepare students to become human service professionals who can meet the needs of clients and communities within a diverse society. Examples of job roles that graduates of the degree would be qualified to fill include group home supervisor, substance abuse prevention educator, case manager, social service agency staff/manager, and psychiatric rehabilitation worker/supervisor, among others.

Call the Human Services office at 260-481-6424 for additional information and to be assigned an advisor.

Admission

To gain entry into this program, students must meet all of the requirements for admission to IPFW, the Department of Human Services, and comply with requirements for internship placements.  Students should contact the Department of Human Services at 260-481-6424 for more information and to be assigned an advisor.

Human Services Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to this degree program as follows:

  • Students new to IPFW must complete an application for undergraduate admission and meet the criteria for admission to the University. In addition, students must complete a two step TB test, a criminal background check, and a drug test. Students who have previously taken courses at IPFW should apply for re-entry to the University if they have not been actively enrolled at IPFW for one year or greater. Contact the Office of Admissions at 260-481-6812.  Students must complete required pre-requisite course and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8.

  • Students who have completed the requirements for the Associate of Science in Human Services, Ivy Tech Community College or another Human Services program from another accredited institution, and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 with no grades of D or F, are enrolled in the program with junior status.

  • All students will be required to meet the regular IPFW and Purdue University admission standards, as presented in the IPFW Bulletin.
     
  • The Bachelor’s degree requires four semesters of Internship (360 hours) at an approved agency in northeastern Indiana.

Students must comply with agency requirements for internship placements. A live interview is required. The agency may require proof of two-step TB test, background check, and a drug test.

Anyone with a record of a sex crime against a child may not be placed into a clinical in which there is an actual or potential possibility that they will come into contact with children (IC5-2-12-12). Students who cannot be placed in clinicals with reasonable effort as a result of their criminal histories and subsequently cannot complete the program requirements may be unable to graduate from the program.

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 33


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Category A: Foundational Intellectual Skills


1. Written Communication Credits: 3


(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

2. Speaking and Listening Credits: 3


(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

3. Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3


(at lease 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

Category B: Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing


4. Scientific Ways of Knowing Credits: 9


 (at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

5. Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing Credits: 6


(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

7. Interdisciplinary or Creative Ways of Knowing Credits: 3


(at least 3 credits and all outcomes in approved courses with a grade of C- or better)

8. Capstone Experience


Required Supporting Courses Credits: 21


Choose from the following Credits: 3


Choose from the following Credits: 3


Course must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Choose from the following Credits: 3


Course must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Human Service Concentration Credits: 24


Students work with an advisor to identify a group of courses from human services and related disciplines that support a concentration in such areas as addictions, psychiatric rehabilitation, gerontology, child/adolescent services, activity/recreational therapies, and developmental disabilities. These courses prepare students to graduate with knowledge and skills directly applicable to their chosen area of interest within the human services profession.

 Students’ must complete 12 credits in concentration Area A and 12 credits in concentration Area B.   See your academic advisor for approval of your chosen concentration areas and for approval of courses under each concentration area.

 Concentration Area A (12 CR.)

Students are allowed to choose four courses in their chosen area of program concentration.  Choose a concentration in one of the following areas: Business and Administration, Case Management Working with Children, Communication Disorders, Communication/Public Relations, Development Across the Lifespan, Computers and Technology, Divinity, Early Childhood Education, Ecology, Ethics, Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Studies, Family Services, Homeless and Food Shelter Issues, International Studies, Marketing and Fundraising, Medical/Healthcare, Missionary Work, Peace Studies, Political Science, Professional Writing, Psychology of Young Children, Psychology of the Family, Public Affairs, School Guidance Counselor, Sign Language, Sociology, Teaching English as a New Language, Women at High Risk, or Womens Studies.

Concentration Area B (12 CR.)

Students will choose a concentration in one of the following areas: Adolescents, Children, Disabled and Special Needs, Diversity, Domestic Violence and Gender Roles, The Family, Health and Well Being, Impact of Substance Abuse on Children, Justice System, Leadership and Management, Seniors/Gerontology, Spanish, or Substance Abuse.

Total Credits: 120


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